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Thursday 17 November 2016

Useful Services: PLSclear - managing requests to reuse extracts of your titles

Most publishers do not have specialist staff to handle “permissions requests” - adhoc requests to copy extracts or quotes from your titles.

This means handling permissions often becomes a frustrating and inefficient task, taking up time when you could be doing something else. This also means that it can then be difficult to maximise profit from this potentially valuable area.

PLSclear, a new permissions management tool from the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS), has been developed to tackle this issue and to simplify the permissions process, ensuring it wastes less time. PLS also offer practical workshops with best practice tips and advice.

PLSclear enables you to:

  • Automate free-of-charge permissions to potentially halve the permissions workload
  • Organise and report on growing permissions business from anywhere, using a secure inbox
  • Stay lean: it’s a cost effective service, so you can spend more time on more profitable work
  • Help the editorial teams and author-managers by helping them make permissions requests to reuse content, quickly and easily.
  • Automated charged-for licences coming in 2017: to save even more time & generate more profit from content.
  • Find out more about using PLSclear.

…or you can outsource your permissions entirely

If managing permissions is getting too much, PLS can now handle your permissions business for you. PLS Permissions Outsourcing includes day-to-day management of your permissions business; processing all requests; issuing licences for free of charge and chargeable requests (or forwarding for review); processing and remitting payments; issuing invoices; and reporting.

Contact Jonathan Griffin at PLS at to find out more.



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